There goes the neighborhood? All the businesses mentioned are all less than 6-years-old, and in large part thanks to the very developers you're now crying out against! Central Park has certainly benefitted from the investments made by fullsteam, Geer street, motorco, and others. Why is it assumed that residential units would kill the area? I find it ironic to vilify the same developers that have brought so many businesses to downtown, a downtown that didn't have anything (except a couple hidden gems) until Piedmont and rue cler opened in 2006/2007, and a downtown whose revitalization happened primarily because of one big risky development, the ATC. So risky, in fact, that no bank would fund it, except for our very own Self-Help Credit Union. While ATC, West Village, and the downtown Central Park businesses attract all sorts of different Durhamites, we've all lived in pretty good harmony so far (with some butting of heads, but what good relationship doesn't have that and isn't that part of the reason we love durham?).Who's to say this won't be just as harmonious a relationship?
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